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Wynn Resorts Named as 2013 Forbes Five-Star Award Winners

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wynn Resorts Named as 2013 Forbes Five-Star Award Winners10:30 EST Tuesday, February 26, 2013Wynn Resorts now holds more Forbes Five Stars than any other independent hotel company in the worldLAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Forbes Travel Guide announced its 55th annual listing of Five-Star hospitality establishments and named the Tower Suites and spas at Wynn and Encore Las Vegas, and the hotels and spas at Wynn Macau and Encore Macau, to the prestigious and rigorous ratings list. Forbes Travel Guide's Star rating designations are the gold standard for hospitality excellence. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130226/LA66628-a)(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130226/LA66628-b)Collectively, Wynn Resorts has 40 stars among their Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award winning properties, more than any other independent hotel company in the world.   "The Forbes Five-Stars are generally regarded as the most prestigious and stringent of all hotel and resort rating institutions," said Steve Wynn, chairman and CEO of Wynn resorts. "Our new awards at Encore Macau, Five-Stars in both the spa and hotel, and the latest Five-Stars for both the spa and hotel at Wynn Macau, create a clean sweep for our Macau hotels. Our ongoing Five- Stars for both the spas and hotels at Encore Las Vegas and Wynn Las Vegas afford us the honor of holding more Forbes Stars than any other independent resort company in the world."Wynn continued, "We are, of course, thrilled at this wonderful distinction. Yet, we recognize and covet the most important of all ratings ? the satisfaction of each guest at each of our hotels every day."Encore Macau, Wynn Macau's sister resort, debuted on the distinguished list this year and earned Five-Star awards for its hotel and spa. Wynn Macau and The Spa at Wynn Macau were also bestowed Five-Star awards again this year. Wynn and Encore Macau were two of five casino resorts to receive Five-Stars in Macau.The Tower Suites at Wynn and Encore Las Vegas continue to earn accolades and have once again earned Forbes Five-Star Awards. Additionally, the spas at Wynn and Encore were honored this year and are among only four spas in Las Vegas to be recognized with Forbes Five-Star awards."The Forbes Travel Guide annual Star Awards represent the best in class in luxury hospitality. Travelers seeking exceptional experiences rely on our ratings to guide them to the world's finest hotels, restaurants and spas," said Michael Cascone, President and COO of Forbes Travel Guide. "By continuing to evolve our ratings categories, we are establishing a global benchmark for the highest standards in hospitality service and facilities."For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star ratings, visit www.startle.com/about/ratings. About Wynn Resorts: Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol WYNN and is part of the S&P 500 and NASDAQ-100 Indexes. Wynn Resorts owns and operates Wynn and Encore Las Vegas (www.wynnlasvegas.com) and Wynn Macau (www.wynnmacau.com). Wynn and Encore Las Vegas feature two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,750 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas, approximately 186,000 square feet of casino space, 32 food and beverage outlets featuring signature chefs, two award-winning spas, an on-site 18-hole golf course, meeting space, a Ferrari and Maserati dealership, approximately 94,000 square feet of retail space as well as two showrooms; three nightclubs and a beach club. Wynn Macau is a destination casino located in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China with two luxury hotel towers with a total of 1,008 spacious rooms and suites, approximately 265,000 square feet of casino space, casual and fine dining in eight restaurants, approximately 54,600 square feet of retail space, recreation and leisure facilities, including two health clubs, two spas and a pool. About Forbes Travel Guide and Startle.comForbes Travel Guide, formerly Mobil Travel Guide and originator of the prestigious Five Star ratings and certifications, has provided the travel industry's most comprehensive ratings and reviews of hotels, restaurants and spas since 1958. Forbes Travel Guide has a team of expert inspectors who anonymously evaluate properties against rigorous and objective standards, providing consumers the insight to make better-informed travel and leisure decisions. The information gathered from the inspectors' visits can be found along with content by curated hospitality experts, tastemakers, Forbes Travel Guide editors and correspondents at Startle.com, online home of Forbes Travel Guide. SOURCE Wynn ResortsFor further information: Deanna Pettit, Wynn Las Vegas, Director of Public Relations, +1-702-770-2121, deanna.pettit@wynnlasvegas.com, or Grace Russell, Wynn Las Vegas, Public Relations Specialist, +1-702-770-2126, grace.russell@wynnlasvegas.com